Our People

Our Founder

Daniel Blackwood

Founder & Chief Lantern Holder

The healing love that emerges between me as the therapist and my client is nothing short of sacred to me. It is always grounded in safety and ethics.

As a therapist I am like the lantern holder, lighting the way so that my clients see the answers that lies inside of themselves. The light and space that I hold helps to empower my client – to hear and see what they need to hear and to see inside what has always been there all this time. Often, what they need to see or hear is blocked by their own self-criticism, by the noise in their own ears, or by the lens they are looking through.

Through the loving and respectful bond that exists between us, my clients come to have hope. They begin to feel, think, and know down deep that maybe the way they have been seeing themselves or hearing themselves is not really true. They have become accustomed to hearing or seeing something that has been conditioned – it is not who they really are at all.

Who they are is deep, mysterious and uniquely wonderful. Down deep they are whole and the point of therapy is to empower this wholeness that lies within. My mission is to light the way.

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Empowering the wholeness that already lies within.